Organized by the Legados Institute and the Argentine Consulate in Montreal, with the aim of paying homage to and disseminating the work of Daniel Moyano.
The independent curator Claudia Arana proposes a new reading of the cycle work Homage to Daniel Moyano in augmented reality, the work of the artist Eve Méthot, contributing new elements that will be on view from 12 October at the Legados institut.
An unpublished podcast of three listening sessions based on discussions with the writer and specialist Marcelo Casarin, with Ricardo Moyano, the writer's son, and with the specialists in Latin American Art and Culture Diego Vigna and Jordana Blejmar, and a performance are the pieces incorporated into this new edition.
Eight digital compositions recounting the course of the life and main writings are accompanied by moving images and video scenes that are revealed during the visit.
The use of the free Artiviva app, downloaded (GooglePlay, AppleStore) on the visitor's mobile phone or tablet, allows the pictorial works to come to life to deliver their secrets and symbolism to the public.
The stop motion animation video by multidisciplinary artist @Flavia Hevia in collaboration with the cartography of @David Hoyos García and the musicalisation of @Chelco Ricardo Moyano complete the exhibition.
A new edition of a poetic-audivisual tribute to the writer and musician Daniel Moyano (Argentina, 1930 - Spain, 1992) together with Argentine and Latin-Canadian writers and artists it will open again from october. We are proud to contribute to the circulation of this valuable work, which allows us to reflect on very relevant issues for our community today, such as migration, exile, identity, memory, personal and social history, among others.
During the 1960s, Moyano's writings were fervently received by renowned authors such as Augusto Roa Bastos and Juan Gelman and received important support such as the Guggenheim Fellowship. Later, the dark years of Argentina's military dictatorship plunged the author's production into obscurity, but he continued to write and publish his work in Spain, where he lived until his death.
We invite you to travel in this new readin of the little boat and visit the exhibition curated by the artist Claudia Arana and the special participation of Flavia Hevia. There will be educational and recreational activities, with animated pictures in augmented reality that illustrate the author's journey and his migratory path. Books, photographs and an animated video will also be available to the public.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Openning: Thursday, february 12 from 5pm to 7pm
Suitable for all audiences
Guided tours: Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.
Claudia Arana is a Latinx Independent Curator and Cultural Connector whose work resides at the convergence of in-between and mixed cultures that emerge along physical, political, and social borders. Nurtured by a Mestizo background, her practice explores themes of memory and trauma, race, diasporas, equity, and representation. She studied Art Theory and Critical Thinking at the School of Visual Arts and Advanced Critique at the International Centre of Photography, both in New York. Recently she worked with the City of Toronto as the ArtworxTO West Hub Curator for the 2021-2022 Year of Public Art in Toronto.
Flavia Hevia is a visual artist, puppeteer, set and lighting designer for theater and, more recently, creator of stop-motion animation.
Originally from Mexico, Flavia is a graduate of the Master of Puppetry in Contemporary Theatre program at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) and the Lighting Specialization program at the National Theatre School of Canada NTS. Flavia has designed sets and lights for projects in Mexico, Germany and Canada. A sample of this is the set and lighting design for LEO, a circus-inspired physical theater show that has been performed over 900 times in more than 35 countries; the set design of Traces -an original work by the 7 Fingers of the Hand-, lighting design for the opera Tosca performed at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the lighting design of myLIFE, a multidisciplinary show which was performed uninterruptedly for more than a year at the Chamaleon Theater in Berlin.
In 2019, Flavia was awarded the UK-Quebec Cultural Cooperation Image by Image and Performing Residencies in which she presented her work at Rough Mix in Edinburgh and the Casteliers Festival in Montreal; with her project Nos Contes: Exploring the memory of immigrant women, she received a Canada Council for the Arts Directing Fellowship and the MAI Alliance Artist Support Program (Montreal, arts Interculturels). She also received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to participate in a workshop on mechanical objects with puppets in Prague.